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Dr. Marilyn Verena Schuler

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Dr.  Marilyn Verena Schuler Obituary
SCHULER, DR. MARILYN VERENA, born October 7, 1932, in Louisville, died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Norton Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Casper M. Schuler and Lucille Manneman Schuler.

She is survived by sister; Joyce Lewis (Michael), brothers; Paul J., Sr. (Julia), David M. Sr. (Betty), Robert M. (Dawn), and John M. (Harriette), numerous nieces and nephews, and her caregiver and friend, Mimi Jolicoeur and their dog LaFitte. Every day Marilyn missed her longtime friends, the late Dr. Gloria J. Roddey, Dr. Mary Ellen Rickey, and Irma Dell Smith.

Dr. Schuler attended Sacred Heart Academy, Ursuline College (BA), Laval University in Quebec (MA) and the University of Kentucky (Ph.D). Dr. Schuler accomplished much in her teaching careers at Ursuline Academy, Sacred Heart Academy and University of Louisville. Some of these include: she helped organize the earliest Heritage weekends in Louisville; she found the support for long-time student/work-exchange between Montpellier and Louisville; and she was active in the leadership and teaching in Alliance Francaise, Louisville. This led to her award from the French government, the Palmes Academique, for her contribution to American better understanding of French culture and language.

The greatest testament to her influence was the number of students who kept in touch with "Madame Schuler" and the large number of whom became teachers and her continued colleagues.

Her funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Agnes Parish, 1920 Newburg Road. Visitation will be 2-6 pm Monday at Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road in St. Matthews.

In lieu of flowers, the family would suggest donations to the Mass of The Air, or .


Published in The Courier-Journal on Apr. 6, 2014
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